2017 Division Preview: 5th Place Cincinnati Reds

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Much like last season, the Reds are in the midst of an expansive rebuilding project.  Jay Bruce is gone.  Brandon Phillips is gone.  Zack Cozart will probably be gone soon.  Homer Bailey would be out the door soon if his elbow would stay healthy. There isn’t a lot of positive Continue reading 2017 Division Preview: 5th Place Cincinnati Reds

2016 Division Preview: 5th Place Cincinnati Reds

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In the beginning stages of what appears to be a significant roster overhaul, the Reds enter the 2016 season with more questions than answers.  After trading away Johnny Cueto and Mike Leake last summer to avoid losing them for only a draft pick, they followed suit this winter by dealing ace Continue reading 2016 Division Preview: 5th Place Cincinnati Reds

The Jake Arrieta Experiment

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There was a game on Thursday night where the Chicago Cubs decided that they were, in fact, good at baseball.  Jake Arrieta was the pitcher and it appears that not only did the Atlanta Braves take notice, so did MLB: How about the fact that @JArrieta34 just keeps on DEALING? Continue reading The Jake Arrieta Experiment

NL Central Preview: 5th Place Cincinnati Reds

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Manager: Bryan Price Projected Record: 77-85 It’s a little bit unfair to call the Reds a fifth place team.  A 77 win projection would not have been the worst in any division in baseball in 2014 and is right in the neighborhood of a .500 team, save for a few Continue reading NL Central Preview: 5th Place Cincinnati Reds

2014 NL Central Preview: 3rd Place – Cincinnati Reds

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The Reds are a rare case of a team who won 90 games, made the playoffs, outscored their opponents by over 100 runs, and still fired their manager.  Dusty Baker, who oversaw the reemergence of the Reds from relative anonymity, is now out of work, and has been replaced by Continue reading 2014 NL Central Preview: 3rd Place – Cincinnati Reds

Losing On Tanaka a Blessing in Disguise

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After a couple of days of Masahiro Tanaka hangover, it seems like as good a time as ever to say it: we’re probably better off without him.  Maybe it was a stroke of good luck for the Cubs to not have gotten married to an attractive young toy right now.  Continue reading Losing On Tanaka a Blessing in Disguise